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REALLY SideTracked - Skellingthorpe Traditional Geocache

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Hidden : 06/21/2021
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Geocache Description:

UK Mega 2021: Lincolnshire

REALLY SideTracked - Skellingthorpe

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This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website

The first station to serve the village was opened by the Great Northern Railway  on the line between Lincoln and Gainsborough. It closed in 1868, although the line is still operational today.

The second station was opened in March 1897 by the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway on its main line from Chesterfield to Lincoln. It was closed by British Railways in 1955, though freight and passenger trains continued to pass through for some years after that.

Skellingthorpe was the only LD&ECR station in Lincolnshire, since to the east the line joined the GN&GE Joint  line at Pyewipe Junction  onto GNR  metals into Lincoln  while to the west the line crossed the Nottinghamshire border before the next station at Harby. Only two LD&ECR stations had a level crossing, Skellingthorpe and Bolsover South.

The station building stood to the north of the tracks. It was built in the LD&ECR's standard modular style.

You are looking for a film pot sized cache a short walk from the old railway line.

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